As I am a year around commuter, I have spent endless hours searching for the perfect commuter bike. The Shimano Nexus 7 speed recently caught my eye as a good alternative. A quick search on the web comes up with very little info. I know Trek has a model that has the Nexus hub, but I find the bike inadequate for my needs. So, if internal hubs are making a comeback, why aren't companies using them?
I have thought of building such a bike from scratch, but I have had no luck finding a frame with horizontal dropouts. And now with the recent return of freezing temps, I eagerly continue my search for a multi-speed bike that will not leave me gearless.
I know many of you would like to poo-poo on internal geared hubs, but I think they are the wave of the future.